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Species Cerastipsocus venosus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Psocodea (Barklice, Booklice, and Parasitic Lice)
Suborder Psocomorpha
Infraorder Psocetae
Family Psocidae (Common Barklice)
Subfamily Psocinae
Genus Cerastipsocus
Species venosus (Cerastipsocus venosus)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cerastipsocus venosus (Burmeister)
Orig. Comb: Psocus venosus Burmeister 1839
Numbers
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1)
Identification
one of the more conspicuous species in the East; nymphs and adults often seen clustered together in large groups on smooth tree trunks. The nymphs have yellow and brown striped abdomens. --Philip Careless
Most males have the pterostigma white (2)
Range
Eastern half of US, Texas and Mexico. Ontario, Quebec.
Habitat
Trunks and branches of broad leaf trees and conifers. (2)
Season
mostly May-Oct, but can be nearly yr round in the southern tier of states (BG data)
Food
accumulations of fungi, algae, lichen, dead bark and other materials that occur on tree trunks and large limbs
Remarks
frequently form clusters called herds, such as:
See Also
Cerastipsocus trifasciatus
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